Ok! This may be a hard pill for you to swallow. But, once you wash it down, it will make your life infinitely better. Would it surprise you if I said: the part of each of us that wishes things would get better is not our friend. Actually, it could be our enemy! I have no idea what “better” looks like, and God has no intention of fulfilling my expectations. But, if I’ll let Him, He does intend to fulfill His expectations through me. It will take faith to believe that His expectations are better. The only way this can happen is: God must increase in my life, and my attachment to my will must decrease. The worst thing I can do is be impressed by what I think, or even what happens to me! How we respond to life is far more important than what happens to us. Oswald Sanders described it in a slightly different way, “Maturity is moving from a thin skin and a hard heart to a thick skin and a soft heart.” It’s a great goal, and one that I’m pursuing every day.